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Gapp Family History

Gapp Name Meaning

English: from Middle English gappe, Old Norse gap ‘chasm’, ‘breach’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived near a gap in a wall, hedge, or (in Norfolk and Suffolk) cliffs. German: from the personal name Gabo, a short form of Gebolf (see Gebhardt).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Sapp, Tapp, Mapp, Napp, Capp, Rapp, Kapp, Gipp, Happ, Japp

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Where is the Gapp family from?

You can see how Gapp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gapp family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Gapp families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 14 Gapp families living in Georgia. This was about 23% of all the recorded Gapp's in the USA. Georgia had the highest population of Gapp families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gapp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gapp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Office Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gapp. 45% of Gapp men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Gapp women worked as an Office Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gapp were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Office Clerk
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Housekeeper
    34%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Gapp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gapp census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 634 immigration records available for the last name Gapp. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 703 military records available for the last name Gapp. For the veterans among your Gapp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gapp lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Gapp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Gapp in 1956 was 49, and 73 in 2004.

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